Santa Fe Project Center Reception



    Join us as WPI students from the Santa Fe Project Center present their
    IQP projects during this special event.

    During the current term, WPI students have been putting their education and experience to work, designing solutions for real life problems. Please join us in celebrating the students' accomplishments. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour the museum's galleries, to hear about what is happening at WPI today, and to network with fellow alumni and friends of the University.


    Thursday, May 1, 2014


    5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

    The museum galleries will be open for guests to view from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
    108 Cathedral Place
    Santa Fe, NM 87501

    Advanced registration is requested but not required. Walk-ins will be welcome.

    About Our Projects

    Despite its small size, Santa Fe is a sophisticated cosmopolitan and eclectic place where exciting opportunities for projects exist, especially at the intersection of Science and Art and in three main areas of particular relevance: Water Conservation, Renewable Energy and Urban Planning. In recent years, the WPI Santa Fe Project Center has collaborated with the Santa Fe Complex (SFx) and with local native Pueblos (Pojoaque and Tesuque) to explore the application of advanced technologies to address very important social issues. In 2012, in collaboration with then Indigenous Language Institute (ILI), a WPI team developed a mobile smartphone application to preserve the Tewa language, which may be adopted by UNESCO and become a partner in Google’s Endangered Language Project. Most projects will be conducted for City and State departments or for local non-profits. Given the inter-ethnic history of this part of the US, we expect to continue research collaborations with local Native American institutions on the above topics as well as on other important environmental, cultural and societal issues.

    About Our Venue

    The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), a center of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of/for contemporary Native art, history and culture through presentation, collection/acquisition, preservation, and interpretation. The MoCNA is recognized as the pre-eminent organizer of exhibitions devoted exclusively to the display of dynamic and diverse arts practices representative of Native North America.